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Weekly Standard

The Weekly Standard
Editor William Kristol
Frequency Weekly
Publisher Terry Eastland
Total circulation
(December 2012)
First issue September 1995 (1995-September)
Company Clarity Media Group
Based in Washington, D.C.
Language English
ISSN 1083-3013

The Weekly Standard is an American neoconservative[2][3][4][5][6] opinion magazine[7] published 48 times per year. Its founding publisher, News Corporation, debuted the title September 18, 1995. Currently edited by founder William Kristol and Fred Barnes, the Standard has been described as a "redoubt of neoconservatism" and as "the neo-con bible".[8][9] Since it was founded in 1995, the Weekly Standard has never been profitable, and has remained in business through subsidies from wealthy conservative benefactors such as former owner Rupert Murdoch.[10] Many of the magazine's articles are written by members of conservative think tanks located in Washington, D.C.: the American Enterprise Institute, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and the Hudson Institute. Some individuals who have written for the magazine include Elliott Abrams, Peter Berkowitz, John R. Bolton, Ellen Bork, Christopher Hitchens, Roger Kimball, Harvey Mansfield, Joe Queenan, David Brooks and John Yoo. The magazine's website blog, titled the "Daily Standard", is edited by Daniel Halper and produces daily articles and commentary.

Ownership change

Although the publication had, as of 2006, never been profitable and reputedly lost "more than a million dollars a year", News Corporation head Rupert Murdoch had previously dismissed the idea of selling it.[11] In June, 2009, a report circulated that a sale of the publication to Philip Anschutz was imminent, with Murdoch's position being that, having purchased The Wall Street Journal in 2007, his interest in the smaller publication had been less forceful.[12][13] The Washington Examiner reports that the Examiner's parent company, the Anschutz-owned Clarity Media Group, has since purchased the Standard.[14][15] Since the sale to the Clarity Media Group, the Standard has increased its paid circulation by 39 percent between its June 2009 and June 2010 BPA statements.[16]


Editorial staff

Contributing editors

Business staff

  • Terry Eastland, Publisher
  • Nicholas H.B. Swezey, Advertising Director
  • Catherine Lowe, Marketing Director
  • Richard Trocchia, Fulfillment Manager
  • T. Barry Davis, Senior Advertising Manager
  • Todd A. Miller, Senior Advertising Manager
  • Kathy Schaffhauser, Finance Director
  • Taybor Cook, Office Manager
  • Andrew Kaumeier, Staff Assistant


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